Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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  • Lot# : 2001 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Clemens, Samuel ("Mark Twain"; 1835-1910, American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer), signature on a check for $8 made out to B.H. Pepper and drawn on First National Bank of Hartford, dated Feb 17, 1875, strong signature somewhat affected by the bank handstamp, Very FinernTwain wrote many of his classic novels during his 17 years in Hartford (1874-1891)rn
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    Lot# : 2002 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874, 13th President 1850-53), "Free M. Fillmore" on buff colored cover to Mr. J.F. Jones, Journal Office, Boston Mass., "Free" handstamp at top right and "Buffalo N.Y. Feb 27, 1862" circular datestamp at bottom left, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2003 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919, 26th President 1901-09), TLS dated May 2, 1898 signed "T. Roosevelt" on Navy Dept stationery (Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary), addressed to a Charles Clay in Hartford Ct informing that he would not be able to join the Rough Riders as "We are already over enlisted.", bold signature with some ink bleed, Fine and scarce, accompanied by the Navy Dept official envelope (roughly opened and reduced at left) with a letter to Mr Clay from Connecticut Senator JR Hawley informing him that he had sent a message to Roosevelt urging him to accept Mr Clay into the unit; Roosevelt's signature in the 1898-99 period is quite elusive

    The Rough Riders was a nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one to see combat. Commanded by Col. Leonard Wood, his second in command was former Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, a strong advocate for the Cuban War of Independence. Roosevelt resigned from his Navy Dept position four days after this letter was written in order to join his unit.

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    Lot# : 2004 Maritime Markings

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    New York March 19 Clamshell Postmark, full-strike in red (very scarce) on folded letter addressed to Hartford, Connecticut datelined "Liverpool Jany 27th 1804," ms "P Argo" and rated "14½" (2c ship fee + 12½c domestic rate 90-150 miles), some typical light aging but overall Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2005 Maritime Markings

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    "Ship" Handstamp on 1812 Prices Current Liverpool to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with red "Ship" handstamp and full strike of Boston Sep 2 arrival cds, ms "P Lpool Packet via Boston" and "12" rating (12d = 1 shilling transatlantic rate), light central vertical file fold, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2006 Maritime Markings

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    Philadelphia Full-Rigged Ship Handstamp, a light but full strike on folded letter sheet originating in St. Thomas (April ,4 1835 docketing) and addressed to Petersburg, Va and accompanied by red octagonal "Phila 28 Apr" date stamp, ms "20¾" rating upper right (2c ship fee + 18¾c domestic postage for delivery 180-400 miles), ms "P Delaware," light horizontal file fold, Very Fine and choice example of this popular ship handstamprnThe Philadelphia "Rigged Ship" handstamp was used only on incoming mail for addresses beyond the port and has a recorded use from May 1834 to November 9, 1835.
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    Lot# : 2007 Maritime Markings

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    1845 Folded Letter Rioverde to Esmereldas (Ecuador) with Negative "Sailing Ship" handstamp, datelined "17 de Julio en 1845", Very Fine and choice example of this incredibly rare marking with the comment "the only one I have ever seen" from an advanced collector of ship markings; 2012 Brian Moorhouse certificate stating "...almost certainly of private origin. The cover was probabaly carried outside the postal system and went by sea for the short (circa 40km) journey between the two coastal locations."
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    Lot# : 2008 Maritime Markings

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    1855 Cover Barbados to Baltimore, folded letter dateline "Barbados 6th Dec 1855" and including another 2-page letter (in a different hand from Barbados dated Nov 27 1855), ms notation "p Thos Trowbridge via Trinidad", fantastic strikes of the New Haven Con Dec 31 1865 transit cds, "5" (3c domestic postage to Baltimore plus 2c ship fee) and ornamental "Ship" maritime handstamp, some aging along a horiz file fold but still Very Fine and eye-catching. rnThe addressee, Barreda & Brother of Baltimore, was a firm that acted as agents of the Government of Peru for the shipment of guano from the Chincha Islands (three small islands 13 miles off the SW coast of Peru) to the United States in the 1850s, primarily as a source of fertilizer for the tobacco industry in Virginia. rnThe letter refers to business matters and mentions "Since our last there have been several arrivals of slaves but chiefly of inferior quality. Some very superior."
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    Lot# : 2009 Maritime Markings

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    "Correos de la Chimba/ Bolivia", excellent strike of the negative oval handstamp with outline of a steamship design, additional "Franca" handstamp on envelope addressed to Valparaiso Chile (22 Set 77 arrival backstamp), envelope some light edge wrinkling and a tiny edge break at top, Very Fine and choice; letters carried by ship from the Bolivian port of Chimba to overseas destinations were struck with the oval handstamp. This marking was employed by the postmaster at Chimba in conjunction with the "Franca" handstamp to indicate postage was paid.
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    Lot# : 2010 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

    1822/68 Transatlantic Covers to Europe, 21 covers or folded letter sheets, all but one stampless, destinations include England (3), France (5), Germany (12), Switzerland (1), various uses, rates, transits, etc, few ships: "James Monroe", "Per Scotia;" 3c (65), 12c (69) to Germany, ms. "By Bremen or Hamburg," etc., expect usual amount flaws/faults but overall Fine, an interesting group
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    Lot# : 2011 Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

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    "Naugutuck R.R Dec 20," clear red cds (Towle 87-A-1, rarity VI) and italics "5" on folded letter to NY City datelined "Waterbury (Ct) Dec 20 1850", some light foxing spots, accompanied by envelope franked with #11 tied by same cancel (July 3) in black, F-VF
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    Lot# : 2012 Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

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    N. Haven & Greenfield R.R., complete and well struck 30mm red 4/5/(50) cds on fls to New York, pencil rate "5", Very Fine, attractive cover. Ex-Knapp (lot 745).
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    Lot# : 2013 Forwarding Agents

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    "Bryden's Coffee House/ New York," full strike of the negative marking in black with central design of a packet ship, struck on back side of a printed folded letter datelined "New York le 20 Ganvier 1809", addressed to Paris, Very Fine and among the rarest forwarder markings extant; this particular handstamp was used by I. Brydens Tontine Tontine Coffee House during a short 3-month period in 1809.
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    Lot# : 2014 Forwarding Agents

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    "U.S. Naval Lyceum," lovely strike of the oval handstamp with illustrated full-rugged ship, postmarked New London, Connecticut August 30 on envelope addressed to a Lieutenant on the "U.S. Sloop of War St. Louis/ Western Coast of Africa" with notation "Care of U.S. Naval Lyceum room/ Brooklyn, N.Y.", envelope a bit of edge wear and a tiny clipped corner upper left but overall Very Fine and a most attractive example of this forwarding mark rnThe "U.S. Sloop of War St. Louis", commissioned in 1828, served the US Navy for most of the 19th century. After a tour of the Mediterranean and Turkey, "St. Louis" returned to New York in May 1855 and sailed out in November to help suppress the slave trade along the western coast of Africa, returning to New York in Feb 1858. In September of that year, she joined the Home Squadron based at Pensacola, Florida.
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    Lot# : 2015 Stampless Covers - 1836/45 Express Mails

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    Harndens Express Co., red "Forwarded From Harnden's Package Express & Foreign Letter Office, No. 8 Court St. Boston" oval on 1843 fls to Manchester, England, datelined Providence June 16, 1843, manuscript "Pr Acardia," backstamped "America" oval and Manchester split ring June 29 receiver, Very Fine cover, ex-Knapp (lot 827)
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    Lot# : 2016 Stampless Covers - 1836/45 Express Mails

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    1835/46 Express Mail Covers Selection, four covers; 1835 New Orleans to Portsmouth NH; 1838 New Orleans to Providence RI; 1838 New Orleans to Boston; 1837 Mobile Ala to NY City; 1846 Albany NY to Harrisburg Penn; all with appropriate cancels and markings; F-VF
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    Lot# : 2017 Stampless Covers - 1836/45 Express Mails

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    1843-51 "New York Express Mail," six folded letters with red New York Express cds, three with 18¾ rates, two with numeral "5" handstamps, one with 3c added (11, filefold), F-VF
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    Lot# : 2018 Louisiana Postal History

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    New Orleans, Louisiana "Mail Route" Markings, 1827/28, four stampless covers addressed to the East Coast with the arced "Mail Route" handstamp, May 12 1827 to Boston triple letter per brig "Castillo" rated "56½;" November 7, 1827 to Stonington, Connecticut rated "37;" January 1, 1828 to Kennebunk, Maine rated "25;" January 14, 1828 to New York City per packet "Asilia" rated "12½", F-VFrnThe "Mail Route" marking was placed on private ship letters which were not "Ship" letters through the device of the "implied under contract" ruling: "Ship" letters are non-contract mail whereas "Mail Route" letters are "under contract". The postage charged for letters conveyed in vessels under contract with the Postmaster General is regulated by the distance they are conveyed on maritime post routes.
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    Lot# : 2019 Maine Postal History

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    York, District of Maine, bold straightline on 1818 folded lettersheet to Portland, ms "30" rate, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2020 Massachusetts Postal History

    Boston, Massachusetts Postal History Collection, about 53 covers/folded letters, c.1803/75, most mounted on exhibition pages with detailed descriptions regarding rates, etc., some better noted include: 1851 cds with integral "6 cts.;" 1853 "Ship 7;" four 3c (10, 10A) with small Boston "Paid" grids; 3c (25); U2 to Nova Scotia, etc., many with Blake & Davis numbers, generally F-VF with many better, owner retail $2,500
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    Lot# : 2021 New York Postal History

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    North Castle, New York, bold and complete red "North Castle, N.Y." May 22 oval on outer folded lettersheet to Harlem Post Office, New York, manuscript "10" rate, red "Harlem, N.Y" cds and "Forwarded" straightline, manuscript "Missent" and additional "6" rate, Very Fine cover
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    Lot# : 2022 New York Postal History

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    New York City to Cooperstown, New York, 1849 folded letter with "Free" travelling postmaster's (illegible) free frank, red New York cds and lightly struck "Western Hotel" oval handstamp (affected by some stray ink drops), Fine
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    Lot# : 2023 Pennsylvania Postal History

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    Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, "Hollidaysburg Pa Jul 27" and Negative "5," strong crisp strikes in blue on (1848?) folded letter sheet addressed to Pittsburgh, Very Fine in every respect
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    Lot# : 2024 Alaska Postal History

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    Alaska Postal History Collection 1924/59, 42 covers, mostly commercial, good mix of towns, note 1942-43 "Emergency Mail Service By Plane" (3), towns include, Chitina, Franklin, Holy Cross,; 1945 cacheted Alaska Dog Team Post (Kivalina); other towns include: Alakanuk, Eagle, Flat, Fortuna Ledge, Girdwood, Goodnews Bay, Hooper bay, Hot Springs, Hyder, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, McGrath, Nondalton, Nyakc, Ouzinkie, Platinum, Port Alexander, Portage Junction, Sand Point, Sitka, Steel Creek, etc, Generally F-VF.
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    Lot# : 2025 Arizona Postal History

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    Arizona Territorial Postmarks Group, 7 registered package receipts, 4 postal stationery envelopes and a picture pcd, towns include Registry Receipts Cordes 1902 (2 diff ms), Curtiss 1890(ms), 1892 cds, Middleton 1903 straightline, Mayer 1903 cds, Stoddard 1890 cds, Richinbarr 1897 cds, Envelope Fort Thomas 1907 cds (2, one on faulty envelope), Globe 1907 backstamp, "Missent to Prescott Ariz" handstamp on 1902 cover addressed to Phoenix (1902 Prescott and Phoenix backstamps), "Prescott A.T. Aug 17 1864" red ms on envelope with "Territory of Arizona" printed cc and addressed to NY City (faulty but with clear postmark), Postcard Globe 1906 cds, also includes a registry receipt with "Sedalia & Parsons R.P.O." and addressed to Indian Terr (Gibson Station Ind Terr Apr 11 1885 backstamp), usual mixed condition, VG-VF selection
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    Lot# : 2026 California Postal History

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    Catalog# : U16
    California Town Cancel Selection, three postal stationery envelopes (1855 10c Green) with California town cancels: Garden Valley ms. cancel, missing backflap; "Sacramento, Cal." 1860 cds, slightly reduced; Yreka 1859 cds; all about Fine (Scott $525)
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    Lot# : 2027 Oklahoma (Indian Terr) Postal History

    Oklahoma Territory Cover Collection, 1900/06, 12 covers/cards including several with letters, towns include Alva, Bartlesville, Busch, Cleaveland (4), El Reno, Norman (2), Oklahoma, F-VF
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    Lot# : 2028 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Commission Merchants, ornate overall advertising for "Littlefield Webb & Co., General Commission Merchants, 316, 318 Washington S., San Francisco" on 2c entire (U179), Very Fine, with original printed "prices current" enclosure.
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    Lot# : 2029 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    "Indian Children," full color design on postcard mailed to Germany, New York Mar 22 1901 machine cancel ties 2c Carmine with another illustration of Indian below franking, pub by Franz Huld (NY), Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2030 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Bloomingdale's Santa Trolley Card Postcard, full color design on back side of a postcard addressed to Bohemia (Europe), NY City 1904 machine cancel, message on the picture side, stamp removed, some minor faults but a classic Christmas design
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    Lot# : 2031 Fancy Cancels

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    Fancy Cancels on 3c Rose Issue, 34 mostly Scott 65 but with some grilled issues noted (85, 94), various geometrics, numerals, "Paid", "Free", grids, etc. incl Canton Miss negative "Paid 3" (SE PM-PNc 10), Alexandria Va circular geometric (SE GE-R 18), San Francisco cogwheel, negateive "Star of David", etc., usual mixed condition with majority Fine or better
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    Lot# : 2032 Fancy Cancels

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    1870-71 National Banknote Issue Fancy Cancels Collection, 41 singles (#145/155) on stock sheet with an assortment of different cancels incl geometrics, numerals, NYFM, etc. highlighted by 2c Iron Cross, 3c orange cork cancel, 6c NYFM and negative numerals, 12c bright red, 24c (8) incl negative "2", 30c (2) incl "Star", 90c (3) incl NYFM, usual mixed condition with most F-VF, a premium lot for the Banknote collector; Scott $4,400+
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    Lot# : 2033 Fancy Cancels

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    1873 1c/30c Continental Banknotes Fancy Cancels Collection, 40 singles (#156/179) on stock page with various geometric designs, numerals, "Crossroads", 179 with NYFM, 163 (2), 165 (2), etc., usual mixed conditrion, VG-VF, nice selection for the specialist; Scott $975+
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    Lot# : 2034 Fancy Cancels

    New York City Fancy Cancel Collection, 25 drop covers, c.1875, with fancy cancels and mostly franked with 2c Banknotes, most cancels similar to NYFM types, expect some usual small cover flaws/faults but note many bold and complete or near complete strikes, generally F-VF or better, owner catalog $2,950
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    Lot# : 2035 Fancy Cancels

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    Boston Mass "Eagle and Thunderbolt" Machine cancel, portion on 1894 2c Carmine Type I (250) with natural straight-edge, fresh and Fine; this cancel was used only for a few hours on January 2, 1895.
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    Lot# : 2036 First Day Covers

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    368, 1909 2c Lincoln, single tied by February 12 Elgin, Illinois duplex, cover addressed to R.F.D. address in Cambridge, Vermont, with Chicago, Illinois February 12 machine cancel on reverse, Cambridge February 13 receiver, two strikes of green oval "Vermont State Library Commission" handstamp, few wrinkles and tears mostly confined to reverse, very slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine and attractive (Scott $500)
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    Lot# : 2037 First Day Covers

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    370, 1909 2c Alaska-Yukon, single tied by "Seattle, Wash. Jun 1 5-PM 1909" slogan postmark ("World's Fair Seattle 1909") to picture postcard depicting the Auditorium at the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, addressed to "Dr. Carl Wiesman" in Zurich, Switzwrland, additional exposition advertising label affixed to message side, picture side with water stain (not visible from message side), still Very Fine and extremely desirable with only a handful known, a wonderful combination of a picture postcard with a slogan cancel, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $5,000)rnThe translated message reads: "We are having a wonderful time and next week we will drive to S.F. Another letter will follow. With best greetings, Ludwig and Mina."
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    Lot# : 2038 First Day Covers

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    370, 1909 2c Alaska-Yukon, single with straight edge at left, tied to blue envelope by St. Paul, Minnesota 10AM June 1, 1909 machine cancel, preprinted address to the "Western Methodist Book Concern" in Chicago, opened at top, backflap with minor creases, Very Fine, a gorgeous first day cover, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $3,000)
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    Lot# : 2039 First Day Covers

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    497, 1922 10c Orange yellow, Horizontal coil, single tied by "Washington D.C. Jan 31 8PM 1922" duplex on 2c on 3c Surcharged entire, addressed to "Mr. Wm. O. Siebold" in Hammelman's hand (as are all known FDCs of this issue), January 31 Special Delivery duplex backstamp, Very Fine, only a few FDCs made of this issue, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $6,000)rnThe 1922 10c Orange yellow horizontal coil was the last regularly-issued stamp of the Washington Franklin series. Only the 1c Green Rotary press sheet waste (#544) was issued later, with an EDU of December 17, 1922. Less than a year after the 10c coil was introduced the Fourth Bureau series began with the issuance of the 11c Hayes on October 4, 1922.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2040 First Day Covers

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    526, 1920 2c Carmine, Type IV, single tied by two different machine cancels - "Washington, D.C. Mar 15 3:30PM 1920" and "Washington, D.C. Mar 15 4:30PM 1920," addressed to Mr. W.T. Wilson in Birmingham, England, magenta rubber stamp "Recieved without contents," backstamped with "Washington, D.C. March 16 6:30AM" duplex, neatly opened at top, Very Fine and rare as a majority of FDCs for this issue were serviced by Hammelman, 1975 AFDCS certificate (Scott $850)rnWilliam Thomas Wilson was a well-known Birmingham collector and dealer who lived from 1847 to 1932. Many covers with complete sets or high-values from exotic countries are known addressed to him and are highly-collectible.
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    Lot# : 2041 First Day Covers

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    526, 1920 2c Carmine, Type IV, single tied by "Washington, D.C. Mar 15 11:30PM" duplex, addressed by Hammelman to well-known early Washington dealer H.F. Colman (who played an important role in the discovery of the 24c Airmail invert), cover very neatly opened at left, light glue toning, still Very Fine and attractive, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $850)
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    Lot# : 2042 First Day Covers

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    542, 1920 1c Green, Rotary Perf 10x11, horizontal pair barely tied by clear strike of "Washington D.C. May 26 11PM" duplex, each stamp also tied by killer, on locally-addressed cover to "Mr. R.H. Brooke" in Washington, DC, serviced by Hammelman, cover lightly toned but still Fine, very scarce and attractive, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2043 First Day Covers

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    548, 1920 1c Pilgrim Tercentenary, horizontal pair tied by December 21, 1921 Washington, DC machine slogan cancel, locally addressed to William O. Siebold, neatly opened at left, Very Fine, a rare and attractive first day cover (Scott $1,000)
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    Lot# : 2044 First Day Covers

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    549, 1920 2c Pilgrim Tercentenary, single (straight edge at right) tied by "Washington, D.C. Dec 21 10PM 1920" machine cancel to small blue locally addressed cover to "Mr. Fred Ludwig," serviced by Hammelman, neatly opened at left, Very Fine, a rare and attractive cover (Scott $700)
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    Lot# : 2045 First Day Covers

    551/62, 1922-25 ½c/10c Fourth Bureau Issue, Perf 11, includes (Washington, DC unless otherwise noted): 551 (DC and New Haven, CT), 552 (DC and Philadelphia), 553, 554, 555 (DC and Hodgenville, KY), 558, 559 (DC and Niles, OH), 560, 561, and 562, mix of hand- and typed-addressed (higher values mostly Worden), some light toning but generally Very Fine, a scarce and attractive group (Scott $1,870)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2046 First Day Covers

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    563, 1922 11c Greenish blue, single and 1c Green Washington tied by Fremont, Ohio October 4, 1922 wavy line machine cancel, neatly addressed to "David C. Turnbull" in Mishawaka, Indiana, purple two-line "Fee Claimed..." handstamp and matching "Oct 5- 1922," black "Special Delivery" rubber stamp, Chicago Tribune newspaper clipping about stamp issue pased on reverse, Very Fine and rare, a historically-important first day cover (Scott $3,750)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2047 First Day Covers

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    563, 1922 11c Greenish blue, single tied by Washington, DC October 4, 1922 slogan meter cancel, on typed-addressed Edward C. Worden cover, Very Fine and extremely fresh, stamp a gorgeous shade that is unique to the first printings (Scott $600)
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    Lot# : 2048 First Day Covers

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    564, 1923 12c Brown violet, covers from all three official first day cities: Washington, DC (machine cancel), Caldwell, New Jersey (duplex), and Boston, Massachusetts Philatelic Exhibition (machine slogan), special delivery auxillary markings on two of the covers, Very Fine, a nice group (Scott $615)
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    Lot# : 2049 First Day Covers

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    565, 1923 14c Blue, pair of covers, one with May 1, 1923 Washington, DC machine cancel, addressed to Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, other with Muskogee, Oklahoma machine cancel and addressed to Philip H. Ward, Jr., Oklahoma cover with stains and extraneous ink, still a Fine and rare pair (Scott $1,650)
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    Lot# : 2050 First Day Covers

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    566, 1922 15c Gray, legal-sized 2c stamped envelope with additional 1c stamp, 566 tied by bold Washington, DC November 11, 1922 duplex, typed-addressed, small tear away from stamps, still Very Fine and scarce (Scott $575)
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    Lot# : 2051 First Day Covers

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    567, 1923 20c Carmine rose, single tied by "Washington, D.C. May 1 12:30PM 1923" machine slogan cancel, addressed to dealer Philip H. Ward, Jr. in Germantown, Pennsylvania, manuscript "Special Delivery," Very Fine and exceptionally clean and fresh (Scott $600)
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    Lot# : 2052 First Day Covers

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    571, 1923 $1 Violet black, single tied by legible strike of "Springfield, Ill" February 12, 1923 duplex, on typed addressed cover to Edward C. Worden, slightly reduced at left and bit of adhesive residue on reverse, still Very Fine and fresh, an extremely rare and attractive classic first day cover, 1973 AFDCS certificate (Scott $7,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2053 First Day Covers

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    572, 1923 $2 Deep blue, plate number single (#14306) tied by wavy line Washington, DC March 20, 1923 machine cancel, typed addressed to Edward C. Worden, bit of mounting residue on reverse, Molesworth notation "Rare - only few known," Very Fine, a spectacular first day cover being offered on its own merits (Scott $17,500)rnThis cover is accompanied by a folder of correspondence that details its provenance and authenticity. The cover was purchased from Jack Molesworth in 1974 and sumbitted to the AFDCS for a certificate in 1977. Adam K. Bert, chairman of the Expertising Committee, wrote a full-page letter detailing the reasons he and others were skepical of the cover; specifically, the wavy line Washington, DC postmark was unlike any they knew to be used at that time, and the difference in impression between the lines and the circle raised red flags. Through correspondence with another collector (William S. Ahrens) it was revealed that this cover had a "sister," a 564-69 combination first day cover with the same type of Washington, DC cancellation.rnThe correspondence tantalizingly concludes with a letter dated June 7, 1982 from Ahrens to the owner, which reads:rn"I was fortunate to attend the AFDCS convention at Washington, DC. During a meeting Mr. Ed Siskin mentioned that there is now proof of a cancellation device existing in Washington, DC on March 20, 1923 which produced that thin wavy cancel. In other words your cover is legit. If you resubmit it you should receive a good certificate. P.S. It was one helluva convention."
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    Lot# : 2054 First Day Covers

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    582/590, 1925-26 1½c/9c Fourth Bureau Issue, Perf 10, includes 582 and 584-90 (as well as two 576 first days), mix of handwritten and typed addresses, generally Very Fine, a nice group (Scott $562.50)
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    Lot# : 2055 First Day Covers

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    597, 1923 1c Green, Horizontal coil, pair tied by faint July 18, 1923 Washington, DC slogan machine cancel, locally addressed in Seybold's hand to "Miss E. Aman," neatly opened at top, Very Fine, extremely fresh and attractive (Scott $600)
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    Lot# : 2056 First Day Covers

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    598/604, 1923-25 1c/10c Fourth Bureau Issue, Coil stamps, includes (all Washington, DC) 598, 600, 602-06, and 722, all typed addresses, generally Very Fine, attractive group (Scott $700)
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    Lot# : 2057 First Day Covers

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    622, 1926 13c Green, set of three covers all cancelled January 11, 1926, including single on cover tied by North Bend, Ohio duplex (Worden cover with green handstamp cachet, only 500 serviced), block of four with Washington, DC machine cancel and duplex (Nickles typed address), and single with Indianapolis machine cancel (Ernest Allison Smith preprinted address), Very Fine group of all three first day cities (Scott $265)
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    Lot# : 2058 First Day Covers

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    623/701, 1925/31 First Day Cover Balance, includes (all Washington, DC unless otherwise noted): 623 from all four official cities, 632-42 complete, 684-87 (first three with Ohio cancels), and 692-701 complete, couple other issues mixed in, mix of typed and handwritten addresses, few faults to be expected but still a remarkably clean and Very Fine group, total catalogue value in excess of $3,000
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    Lot# : 2059 First Day Covers

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    C1, 1918 6c Orange, single tied by black December 16, 11AM, 1918 "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./Phila." cancel, manuscript addressed to Stanley Gibbons in New York with additional "Via Aeroplane Mail," neatly opened at top, Very Fine and choice (Scott $2,000)
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    Lot# : 2060 First Day Covers

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    C1, 1918 6c Orange, single tied by purple December 16, 1918 "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./Washington" cancel, manuscript addressed to Yonkers, New York, few creases/wrinkles, still Fine and rare (Scott $2,000)
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    Lot# : 2061 First Day Covers

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    C2, 1918 16c Green, single tied by purple July 15, 1918 "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./Washington" cancel and black double oval registry handstamp, manuscript addressed to Nassau Stamp Company, New York, New York arrival and purple "Offered at Address/Cause of non-delivery" backstamps, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $800)
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    Lot# : 2062 First Day Covers

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    C3, 1918 24c Carmine rose & blue, tied by magenta "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./May 15, 1918/First Trip/New York" cancel, Francis Draz & Co. corner card, typed addressed to Mr. S.H. Ford in Washington, DC, neatly opened at top, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $750)
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    Lot# : 2063 First Day Covers

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    C4-6, 1923 8c-24c Airmails, each single tied by their respective Washington, D.C. machine cancels (8c "Aug 15 11PM," 16c "Aug 17 6:30PM," 24c "Aug 21 7:30PM"), 8c serviced by Hammelman to "Mr. E. Scherer," 16c and 24c typed addressed to "Mr. T.R. Hungerford" and with magenta H.F. Colman handstamped cc, all neatly opened at left (8c slightly reduced), 16c with glue stains at left edge, still a Fine and attractive set (Scott $1,750)
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    Lot# : 2064 First Day Covers

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    C7, 1926 10c Dark blue, set of five covers postmarked February 13, 1926: Washington, DC (duplex), Chicago, IL (duplex), Detroit, MI (machine cancel), Cleveland, OH (duplex), and Dearborn, MI (duplex), one on airmail envelope, two with first CAM cachet, smattering of backstamps, generally Very Fine (Scott $500)
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    Lot# : 2065 First Day Covers

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    C13-15, 1930 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, matched set of three (65c on postal card, other two envelopes), all with Washington, DC April 19, 1930 machine slogan cancels, all appropriate transit markings and cachets, serviced by C.L. Elliott (typed addresses and handstamps on reverse), $1.30 purple cachet a bit smeared, still Very Fine, an attractive set (Scott $2,900)
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    Lot# : 2066 First Day Covers

    Airmail First Day Cover Collection Balance, includes C8, C9 (DC and New York), C10 (all four official cities), C11-12, C16-17, C20 (both cities), C21-22, C23 (Dayton and St. Petersburg), C24, C25-31 (Artcraft cachets), and fairly complete thereafter until 1979, few light creases or toning amongst the early issues but still generally Very Fine, a wonderful collection (Scott approximately $930 to 1945)
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    Lot# : 2067 First Day Covers - Handpainted Cachets

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    Freda Dickie Weaver 1979/81 Commems Handpainted FDC Selection of four unaddressed FDC - 1979 Will Rogers, 1980 Helen Keller/ Anne Sullivan, 1980 Coral Reefs, 1980 Organized Labor; fresh and Very Fine, only between 28 and 38 of each issued
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    Lot# : 2068 First Day Covers - Handpainted Cachets

    Freda Dickie Weaver 1981/85 Transportation Coil Handpainted FDC Collection of 20 different issues on unaddressed FDC, 1c/20c values with assorted combinations of singles and/or multiples for each issue and inlcudsing a plate #2 on the 4c Stagecoach, Very Fine and choice; an attractive group of these desirable covers with only 28-35 examples of each issued; substantial retail value
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    Lot# : 2069 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Catalog# : 279
    McKinley Inaugural Post Card, Washington, D.C. 3/4/01 machine cancel ties 1c (279) on private mailing card to Brunswick, Me., view of Pension Office building, flag, Liberty and eagle at left, Brunswick, Me. 3/6 machine cancel, card corner crease at left, otherwise Very Fine card, scarce.
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    Lot# : 2070 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Catalog# : 408
    Wilson Inauguration (1st), Washington, D.C. 3/4/13 machine cancel ties 1c (408) on picture postcard showing "Band Stand and Speedway", writter comments "Parade tomorrow", Very Fine card.
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    Lot# : 2071 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Catalog# : 462
    Wilson Inaugural Postcard (2nd) picture postcard showing Capitol building, 1c (462) tied by 3/5/17 Washington, D.C. machine cancel, writter mentions "the inaguration was some show", card crease at top center and light soiling, otherwise Fine card.
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    Lot# : 2072 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Catalog# : 300
    Taft Inauguration (1909), Washington, D.C. 3/4/09 machine cancel ties 1c (300) on picture postcard showing view of the White House, interesting comments "I could not begin to tell you about the multitude of people", Very Fine card.
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    Lot# : 2073 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Catalog# : 650
    Hoover Inauguration, Washington, D.C. 3/4/29 machine cancel ties 5c (650), on airmail cover to Bound Brook, N.J., handstamped cachet "In Commemoration of the Inauguration of the 31st President of the United States...", Very Fine cover.
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    Lot# : 2074 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Catalog# : 650
    Hoover Inauguration, Washington, D.C. 3/4/29 machine cancel ties 5c (650), red handstamped cachet with eagle "Commemorating Presidential Inauguration...", additional pictorial "Indian Cycle Agency" cachet in address panel, Very Fine cover.
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    Lot# : 2075 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Roosevelt Inauguration (1st), group of nine Inauguration covers, eight with different cachets, include: Ioor, Leve, cancels include: City Hall Annex, N.Y.; Hyde Park; New York, N.Y.; USS New York; Washington, D.C., all Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2076 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Roosevelt Inauguration (2nd), two cacheted covers + picture postcard (Penn. Ave from Treasury bldg.), all with Washington, D.C. 1/20/37 machine or duplex cancels, all Very Fine, attractive.
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    Lot# : 2077 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Roosevelt Inauguration (3rd), two cacheted covers (one typed), other with USS Potomac 1/20/41 "FDR's Third Inauguration" duplex, other 1/20/41 Washington, D.C. duplex, both very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2078 Convention and Inauguration Covers

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    Truman Inauguration, three cacheted covers: Harry S. Truman 4/12/45 swearing in; 4/12/45 inauguration cover; 1/20/49 Knapp 2nd inauguration, also includes: 6/23/24 Democratic Convention "Airmail Special" cds; Port Washington, N.Y. 11/22/63 cacheted (swearing of L.B.J.), all Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2079 Exposition Covers

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    Columbian Exposition Tickets, two tickets; Washington and Indian vignettes, Very Fine and choice, each graded (Washington 64PPQ, Indian 64) and encased in a PCGS holder
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    Lot# : 2080 Exposition Covers

    St. Louis World's Fair Illustrated Covers, 15 multi-colored unused illustrated envelopes, four Official multi-color cards, includes two "Hold to the light" cards, one used with Fair machine cancel with 1c (323), also includes set of 12 Knight Templar cards with holder and couple other unusual cards, generally Fine or better
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    Lot# : 2081 Spanish American War Covers

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    "Despatch To Spain Or Spanish Colonies Prohibited On Account Of War," label affixed on envelope addressed to Barcelona, 5c Chocolate tied by "New Orleans La Apr 23 1898" machine cancel, lightly struck pointing finger marking with caption "Do Not Post Again ...This Envelope or Wrapper", backstamped New Orleans April 25, May 2, New York City April 28, stamp and cover faults, posted just two days before the official declaration of war between the US and Spain
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    Lot# : 2082 Spanish American War Covers

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    "Despatch To Spain Or Spanish Colonies Prohibited On Account Of War," label (portion torn off at right) affixed and tied on envelope addressed to Havana, franked with 5c Chocolate also tied by a New York 1898 double oval, pointing finger auxiliary marking with caption "Do Not Post Again ...This Envelope or Wrapper", a Per S.S. Alvidene" cornercard, small faults but a rare usernThe SS Alvidene was hired by JE Ward & Co. of New York to send supplies to Cuba. There was some debate about whether the ship would be seized by the US Government as most of the supplies were believed to be heading to the Spanish Army. The ship departed but it appears the mail did not.
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    Lot# : 2083 Spanish American War Covers

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    "Return To Sender. Dispatch To Spain Or Colonies Prohibited On Account Of War. NYPO," 5-line handstamp on unsealed 1c postal stationery envelope addressed to Spain, cancelled by New York 1898 undated flag cancel (typical of printed matter), Very Fine and choice, this handstamp was used instead of the label in May of 1898
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    Lot# : 2084 Spanish American War Covers

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    "Unmailable," handstamp on envelope addressed to Matanzas, Cuba, US 1898 5c Blue tied by "Philadelphia Apr 25 98" machine cancel, additional "Return to Sender" handstamp, partially struck backstamp, opened at left, envelope with a central vertical fold and staple holes at left, Fine and unusual without the undeliverable mail label or handstamp
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    Lot# : 2085 Spanish American War Covers

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    "R.D. Evans/ Capt. USN/ Comd'g "Iowa" July 3/98" closing signature on a hand written letter in response to correspondence from a woman in Newburgh NY evidently requesting a souvenir from the war and enclosed with the letter was a "button from my white sash - the only button I have given to anyone since the close of the Spanish war.", the letter with central fold and some spindle holes not affecting the signature (one through the "N" of "USN"), Very Fine, the brass button/ pin accompaniesrnCapt. (later Rear Admiral) Robley Evans (1846-1912) served from the American Civil War to the Spanish-American War. From 1907-08 he commanded the Great White Fleet on its worldwide cruise from the Atlantic Ocean through the Straits of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean. During the Spanish-American War, he commanded the battleship USS Iowa in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.
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    Lot# : 2086 Spanish American War Covers

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    Early Sailor's Letter to USA, cover with "Harry S Gregg USN/ USS New Orleans/ Santiago de Cuba" return address, sent unfranked with an ms "Due 2c" and 2c due affixed and tied, Key West Fla Jun 8 98 duplex cancel, backstamped Marshalltown, Ia, envelope roughly opened at right, Fine; Early mails before the opening of the first post office by the Marines at Daiquiri on June 23 were sent via Key WestrnAccompanying letter relates "We sunk a torpedo boat the night of June 2 and had quite a time. We attack Spanish forts tomorrow at daybreak. The admiral sent his compliments to the crew and Schley sent recommendation to Wash. on account of our work June 2." On May 19, 1898, a month after the outbreak of hostilities, a Spanish fleet arrived in Santiago harbor on the southern coast of Cuba. The Spanish fleet was immediately blockaded in harbor by U.S. warships from the U.S. squadrons in the Atlantic, under Rear Admiral William T. Sampson and Commodore Winfield S. Schley.
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    Lot# : 2087 Spanish American War Covers

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    "USS New Orleans/ New Port Rd/ July 4 1899" heading on a hand written letter from a sailor aboard ship and addressed to his sister, along with a hand-drawn sketch of the ship inside the text of the letter, the sailor also described 4th of July celebrations aboard the ship, "we celebrated yesterday and last night to commemorate the Santiago victories and the display was magnificent. The ships were in 'full dress'..", the folded letter shows some light aging, a Fine eye-witness account from the scenernThe protected cruiser USS New Orleans saw extensive service during the Spanish-American War, being part of the "Flying Squadron" starting in May of 1898.
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    Lot# : 2088 Spanish American War Covers

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    1898 Patriotic Cover from Sibonia to USA, flag patriotic with image of Sec of War Alger captioned "Sec Alger Camp Alger Va" in the field of stars, New York Ship Letter Jul 30 98 "Opera Glass" cancel plus circled "Due 2 Cents" handstamp, 2c Due affixed (torn and right half missing) and cancelled on arrival, partially struck 4-line handstamp "Soldier's Letter/.../ 8th Regt Ohio Vols.", backstamped Ashland (Oh) Rec'd, cover roughly opened and slightly reduced at right, also partially open along bottom with torn bottom flap, also opened along top but resealed with some small sealed breaks, still an attractive and rare domestic patriotic; accompanied by letter from the soldier on YMCA letterhead datelined July 14, 1898 (toned, splits along heavy folds, piece of a corner photo mount stuck down on one page) mentioning life in camp (especially the food and cooking), some artillery, illness among the troops, etc.rnSiboney was a very small town with no postal facilities under Spanish administration. As troops advanced on Santiago, the first military station was established, four miles west of Siboney which was closer to Santiago. An outbreak of yellow fever resulted in the stations closing with no mail handled between July 10-20. During the second week, the US Army burnt down all the buildings in town to control the outbreak. Postal service was resumed temporarily at a fever hospital on the outskirts of town. This is one of two covers known sent from this hospital and was written on the same date as the other known use.
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    Lot# : 2089 Spanish American War Covers

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    1898 Cover from Soldier in 6th Illinois Volunteers on Board USS Columbia off Santiago, envelope endorsed "Soldiers letter/ B. Kopke Co. I 6th Rgt Ill Vol", unfranked envelope with US flag cc addressed to Illinois, New York Jul 22 Ship letter "opera glass" cancel with additional "Due 2 Cents: circular handstamp, 2c due affixed and cancelled, backstamped Amboy, Ill 25 July, diagonal bend lower right, Fine, the cover was likely handed over to another ship during re-coaling in Guantanamo Bay on July 16; ex-HoskingrnThe 6th Illinois Volunteers, Co. I, left for Cuba aboard the Columbia in early July but the Spanish forces at Santiago, their destination, had surrendered by the time they arrived. They were subsequently dispatched to Puerto Rico.
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    Lot# : 2090 Spanish American War Covers

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    1898 Santiago Military Station Cover with Cancel from Captured Spanish Canceller, envelope endorsed "Soldier's letter/ PJ Hearst/ Chap 3rd US Cavy" and addressed to Port Tampa Fla, partial "Due 2" handstamp and pair of 1c Dues affixed and cancelled on arrival, Spanish "Santiago De Cuba/ Ysla De Cuba Jul 27 98" cds, Port Tamp Fla Aug 13 1898 receiver, envelope some light aging and small tone spots, Fine use, the Cuban cancelling device was used for a brief period until US Military Station obliterators arrived. rnThe 3rd US Cavalry, once in Cuba, was assigned to seize the Spanish positions on the high ground around the landward side of the seaport of Santiago de Cuba. The cavalry division, of which the Regiment was a part, was one of three divisions assigned the mission of assaulting these hills. During the battle, one of the division's members would receive the Medal of Honor for his actions.
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    Lot# : 2091 Spanish American War Covers

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    1898 Adversity Cover to USA, an Arbuckles Ariosa Coffee bag used as an envelope by an artillery man in the Illinois 1st Volunteer Infantry Co at Santiago, unfranked and addressed to Chicago with a New York Aug 3 98 "Opera Glass" cancel and circular "Due 2 Cents" handstamp, 2c Due affixed (torn and top portion missing) and cancelled on arrival, expected condition with some folds, breaks, pieces out, etc. but a ridiculously rare and great showpiece showing the shortage of materials on the line and the resourcefulness of the men in the field during battle
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    Lot# : 2092 Spanish American War Covers

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    Soldiers Letter Sent from Montauk NY, unfranked envelope with "Soldiers Letter" endorsement and countersigned, Montauk Station NY Aug 20 98 duplex cancel, 2c due affixed and tied by NY City cds, ms return address on backflap - "M. Berndt Co. F 71st NY Vols.", cover bit roughly opened at bottom, Fine and scarcernThe Montauk post office was established to facilitate the growing volume of soldier's mail, but it was not a principle office. A post office was established in the area of Montauk, which would become Camp Wikoff, a quarantine site for soldiers returning from Cuba and began operations in August 1898 until the last soldier left on October 28. At one point over 21,000 soldiers were in the camp (257 men died in the camp) and conditions were so bad that President McKinley and Secretary of War Alger visited to boost moralernThe 71st New York was ordered to support the "Rough Riders" at San Juan Hill (they were late) and the Battle of Santiago but suffered their greatest losses from sickness and disease.
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    Lot# : 2093 Spanish American War Covers

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    1898 China Postal Card to Sailor Aboard USS "Texas" at "Santiago de Cuba", 1c card cancelled by Chunking 28 Sep 98 dater with Shanghai 17 Oct, Yokohama 26 Oct and a partial Washington DC transit cancels, two different "T" due handstamps, backstamped Tacoma Wash Nov 17 and additional indistinguishable cancel, faults including some stamps removed, VG, ratty but incredibly rarernThe Texas was involved in the Battle of Santiago in June 1898 and when this card was posted in September of 1898, her duties would have involved patrolling the eastern US coast with periodic visits to Cuba.
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    Lot# : 2094 Spanish American War Covers

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    "Prisoner's Letter/ Censored and forwarded/ Navy Department/ Bureau of Navigation/ Washington DC," five-line handstamp applied in Washington DC to an envelope addressed to London, US 1898 5c Blue tied by "Mil Sta No 1 Philippine Isls/ San Francisco Cal Oct 20 1898" double circle date stamp, backstamped Singapore OC 31 98, envelope with a unobtrusive tiny tone spot at bottom, Very Fine, extremely rare example of this Navy Department censor handstamp
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    Lot# : 2095 Spanish American War Covers

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    Main Operating Base (M.O.B.) Letter to Soldier Forwarded and Officially Opened/ Sealed. "busy" PO Dept Chattanooga Tenn Official Business penalty envelope originally addressed to a soldier in Chickamauga Ga thought to be in the New York 2nd Infantry, he was actually in the New Jersey 2nd and the envelope ended up getting forwarded to Jacksonville and Tampa, myriad of auxiliary, Dead Letter Office and postman's markings, official seals overlap at right, cover open three sides for display, typical postal wear, Fine and an eye-catching cover. rnThe Second New Jersey Volunteer Infantry served its entire term of service within Florida, arriving in Jacksonville June 3.
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    Lot# : 2096 Spanish American War Covers

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    "The Soldier's Letter for December 1898", Vol. 1, No.2, published by "Soldier's Letter Pub. Co. Manila", 48 pgs including articles, advertising, illustrations, an editorial, etc. a little aging as expected with the front cover some some corner/ edge wrinkles and bends plus few small breaks, Fine and rare
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    Lot# : 2097 Spanish American War Covers

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    Patriotic Cover from Amaro Camp, YMCA flag cachet for the 31st Mich with "SA Smith Co G/ Camp Amaro Cuba" return address, envelope addressed to Detroit franked with US 2c Carmine tied by blurred cds, ms "Soldiers Letter", backstamped Detroit & Cin RPO Mar 28 1899, envelope opened irregularly and reduced at right, typical bit of edge wrinkling, Fine use from this small camprnThe Michigan 31st shipped out to Cuba on January 25 1899, landing at Cienfuegos and then parceled out to the towns of Santa Clara Province to preserve order and protect property. The regiment performed guard duty until it returned to the United States in April 1899 and was disbanded at Savannah, Georgia in May 1899. While in federal service, 20 men died from sickness in southern camps and hospitals.
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    Lot# : 2098 Spanish American War Covers

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    Cover to US From Sancti Spiritus Barracks, envelope addressed to US franked with Cuba 2c Surcharge tied by Sancti Spiritus Nov 13 1899 duplex with another strike alongside, additional light "Sancti Spiritus Barracks" handstamp, backstamped Peru, Ind., envelope opened top and right (slightly reduced) and with bit of edge wear/ aging, Fine and rare being one of just two known covers with the encampment handstamp.
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    Lot# : 2099 Spanish American War Covers

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    1900 Cover/ Letter from Midshipman (later Admiral) Edward Kalbfus to his grandaughter in Harrisburg Pa, worn envelope franked with 1899 2c Red pair (214) tied by Mil Sta No 2 Mar 28 duplex, includes the enclosure - a multi-page letter completely in his hand datelined "USS Petrel/ Off Cavite Manila Bay, P.I./ March 25, 1900", Fine overall; an interesting letter describing his arrival on the Petrel declaring it "...the nicest little ship.." and describing his assignment, pride in the US Navy, the sight of Spanish wrecks in Manila Bay, weatrher, etc.rnThe third USS Petrel (PG-2) was a 4th rate gunboat in the US Navy during the Spanish-American War. In April 1898, Petrel became part of George Dewey's fleet in the campaign against Manila.rnAdmiral Edward Kalbfus (1877-1954) was a four-star admiral in the US Navy and was commander of the Battle Force of the US Fleet from 1938-39, also serving as President of the Naval War College from 1934-36 and 1939-42. He was also one of the three retired line officers to sit on the Pearl Harbor Court of Inquiry.
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    Lot# : 2100 Spanish American War Covers

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    "United States Post Office Military Station No. 1 Cuba," handstamp ties US 2c Carmine to envelope addressed to "Galiano Island British Columbia Canada" and forwarded (handstamp), stamp also tied by a partially struck "JY 28 98" Canadian cds, printed cornercard of "The Inn" hotel in Tampa crossed out (known to be used by soldiers before embarkation to Cuba), three different British Columbia backstamps, roughly opened at top and bit of postal wear, Fine use and one of the finest strikes of the military station cancel known and an unusual "island" to "island" use
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